Archbishop Andrew Yeom Soo-jung of Seoul paid his first pastoral visit after being appointed cardinal to a hostel for homeless and sick run by Caritas Seoul in Eun-Pyong village on January 19.
Eun-Pyong village accommodates 900 people, including patients
suffering from various diseases such as schizophrenia, diabetes,
epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.
The cardinal-designate celebrated Mass in a climate of brotherhood
About 50 disabled people in wheel chairs attended the
celebration. Archbishop Yeom focused his homily on the good news, "You
have probably wondered many times. Why does God make me suffer? The
truth is that God has always loved you and you will always be loved. The
Kingdom of God exists in places where people love and love sharing."
The Archbishop greeted the sickest patients one by one and comforted
them. "May this house become the Kingdom of God," he wrote in the
Archbishop Yeom has always paid great attention to the initiatives of
In 1986, he looked after the creation of a soup kitchen
near the train station in Yeongdeungpo.